ForeFlight moves beyond DUATS

ForeFlight has gone one step further in its transition away from DUATS services by integrating a new Lockheed Martin route tool for improved flight planning. They're also recommending pilots discontinue using the DUATS weather briefing tool in the app.

The perfect iPad case and mount for pilots?

The problem with most cases (and the reason many pilots don't use one) is that most are so big and bulky that they either don't work with mounting systems or they require an even bulkier mount. But we've recently been flying with an iPad case that may solve the dilemma.

iOS Update Green Light program: iOS 9.3

To help you decide the best time to update your iPad or iPhone, we're adding a new feature to iPad Pilot News called the iOS Update Green Light program. This will display status indicators based on recommendations from the leading aviation app and GPS manufacturers regarding compatibility with iOS software updates.

5 lesser-known aviation apps to consider

So much of the news and excitement about aviation apps these days focuses on the big, all-in-one apps: ForeFlight, Garmin Pilot and WingX. We polled a group of pilots about some other apps they use regularly and came up with five interesting ones that don't make a lot of headlines.

Pilot report: new Flight Gear iPad bag

While the amount of stuff we carry has gone down, a good flight bag is still essential equipment for most pilots. To meet this need, many companies have designed or redesigned their flight bags to accommodate the iPad. The latest is the Flight Gear collection, and we recently spent some time flying with the new Flight Gear iPad Bag.

iPad memory management – how to free up storage space

Learn how to access the iPad's memory management settings and how to free up space when the internal storage fills up.

AerovieReports: All about the PIREPs

The AerovieReports app has been out for about a year now and allows you to submit PIREPs directly to Lockheed Martin Flight Service. Here we'll take a look at the latest update to the app, which adds a full set of moving map and EFB features.

iPad legal briefing – what pilots need to know

Time to get current on iPad regulations. In this detailed article, we explain what you need to know to stay legal with your iPad in the cockpit.

Get more out of chart annotations in your favorite aviation app

One of the things lost during the iPad transition was the ability to write directly on the charts. It didn't take long though for app developers to add the digital equivalent of this with annotations, and here we'll show you how to get the most out of it.

What’s in your iPad flight bag? One pilot’s list

This is the first in a series where we'll ask different pilots what they carry when they fly with an iPad. To kick things off, we asked John Zimmerman, publisher of iPad Pilot News, for his list of must-haves.